Our Essential Festival Kit 2013

Festival season is well and truly upon us.. are YOU all kitted out? We’ve put together four of our festival favourites so you can learn more about them as we explain why they should be at the top of your packing lists this year!

1. The bag. Fjallraven Vintage Backpack (30 Litre).

You won’t believe that this retro lightweight wonder can carry up to 30L of festival necessities! With real leather straps and a variety of different coloured weatherproof fabrics to choose from (in Fjallraven’s signature G-1000), we’ve judged this the ultimate festival backpack! With two outer side compartments, water (or beverage of your choice) is just a small reach away, along with the all important safety pocket in the top lid, ideal for your mobile phone or music player. Our favourite feature of this bag is in the wearing – the more rugged and worn it gets, the better it looks in our opinion! Have a look for yourself!

2. The pillow. Fjallraven Travel Pillow.

Heading to an overnight festival? Possibly preparing for a few nights of fun, wishing for nothing more than to collapse into bed at the end of the night and be in a cocoon of comfort and plushness. Sounds like an exaggeration doesn’t it? Well we kid you not, this value for money saviour promises to command your wish of just that! Nobody wants to be lugging round their own bed pillow, with the possibility of it getting dirty or ruined. This tiny treasure travel pillow copes with moisture and nasty weather conditions, ensuring your comfort for the best nights sleep possible at a noisy festival. The red colour means you will always be able to find it, and it also comes in its very own pack bag. How cute.

3. The jacket. Fjallraven Greenland Jacket.

Available in women’s and men’s sizes, this beauty of a jacket is THE jacket of the season, combining weatherproof features with true, classic Fjallraven style – which helps the jacket reign supreme as one of Fjallraven’s top selling products. This 6-pocketed marvel leaves no room for improvement, and there’s a pocket for just about everything (possibly excluding the kitchen sink). Also equipped with a hood, once you’re zipped up you’re well and truly ready for anything a festival throws at you! A wide range of colours also enables you to pick a colour to go with any outfit!

Available to buy online as both Women’s Greenland Jacket and Men’s Greenland Jacket.

4. The flask. Fjallraven Limited Edition 10oz Flask and Cup.

The festival go-er’s best friend. Providing nutrients, energy and an option for warmth, all from one packable vessel. We present to you, a unique stainless steel flask, bound in brown leather, and not one but two cups, reads to serve the beverage of your choice. We don’t know about you but when we queue up at a festival, excited to get coffee at the coffee stall, our thoughts are going wild at the thought of a warm beverage tantalizing our tastebuds.. until we see the price. For a stylish and durable casing to protect and preserve your favourite drink, look no further, we’ve got it covered.

We hope you love all the pieces we’ve picked out for you – but remember, we also have a full range of festival clothing and accessories in our festival shop, all available for immediate dispatch!

Father’s Day Feature – Fjallraven No. 21 Backpack

One week to go and typically, Father’s Day has either been forgotten about or clouded by (excuse the pun) the current top notch British weather we’ve been lucky enough to enjoy!

Never fear, the team at The Sporting Lodge have handpicked a product we’re sure any father would be excited to get his hands on, and are very excited to tell you about! We present to you, the Fjallraven Number 21 Backpack. This delightful yet durable rucksack has been recommended by the likes of the undeniable Teen Vogue.

So, why this backpack? It’s just a bag, right? Wrong. This creation is made from Fjallraven’s signature G-1000 fabric, boasting both reliance and durability. It is also available in four exclusive colours (Black, Green, Navy and Ochre) and three different sizes, too! (Small, Medium and Large). If this doesn’t prove dedication to style, we don’t know what does. Combined with leather detailing within the adjustable, padded straps, fastenings and thick piping, there’s not a lot that this bag can’t withstand. There’s even a seating pad within the bag, ready to pull out and use wherever you fancy. Want more?

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Featured – Fjallraven Greenland No. 1 Special Edition Jacket

At the Sporting Lodge, we’re big fans of the whole Fjallraven range, but once in a while we come across a particularly stand-out product that deserves its own spotlight! The Greenland No.1 Special Edition jacket is an new twist on an old favourite – with the original Greenland Jacket devised and launched back in 1968.

Extremely comfortable to wear, in a lightweight fabric, but still resistant against showers owing to the G-1000 fabric, this is the perfect jacket for summer. We found it really easy to apply Greenland Wax, and loved how effective the application was for increased durability – this jacket will take you from summer into autumn with no trouble!

Practical as well as stylish, the chest pockets are surprisingly deep, especially considering their understated appearance – so you won’t be short of storage space. Leather edging around the cuffs and hood have great functional application (as well as aesthetic!), and allow the fabric to avoid chafing and remain comfortable against skin when wet. The Greenland No. 1 Special Edition’s double fastening closure with both zip and buttons also create an effective
wind barrier, perfect for unpredictable UK summers!

In addition, 5 Euro from the sale of every jacket is contributed to the SEFALO Arctic Fox project, working to reverse the decline and threatened extinction of the Arctic Fox in Sweden and Norway.

We hope you love it as much as we do – available to buy online now at the Sporting Lodge in four fantastic colours!

Father’s Day is Coming Up

This year, as a special Father’s Day promotion, we’re offering a fantastic 15% off all brands at the Sporting Lodge (applicable to full-price products only), including Fjallraven, Beretta, Perazzi, Brady, and many more. Simply enter the code FATHERSDAY15 at checkout to claim your discount.

Why not take a look at our hand-picked Gift Collection to get you started? You’ll find a varied range of gift ideas to suit all tastes. We’ve also recently launched our new optics collection, featuring high-quality binoculars from Steiner.

Offer ends Monday June 17th, so don’t miss out!

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